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    Default Stripping a waxed concrete floor.

    My in-laws own a little country restaurant with bare concrete floors. They used to have someone come in once a year and strip and reseal it. They no longer have hime come by for reasons unknown to me. He used a scrubber and a mop & bucket to get everything up. I know there was still plenty of crud on the floor since he was using the mop to pick up everything. My questions are what is a good stripper and wax or sealer to put back on. Should I use a low speed scrubber after the stripper is put down and then run my turbo on it to rinse and extract or will that clog up my turbo. There is alot of grease build up (thick black build up) on the floor especially in the kitchen area. I have heard about the product Shorebest 2790 I believe. What kind of pads should I use on the scrubber. I need something durable to put back on it since there are alot of chairs and tables that get scooted around all the time.

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    Default Re: Stripping a waxed concrete floor.

    Probably want to use a good stripper(shorebest is not)with a stiff(nylagrit) brush.You can also make a sling guard out of 4" cove base so you are not flinging crap everywhere.I would look for a good concrete sealer instead of wax but just like anything else.its just my opinion.
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    Default Re: Stripping a waxed concrete floor.

    This would be my first time cleaning concrete indoors. I do know that they want the floors to have a high shine.

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    Default Re: Stripping a waxed concrete floor.

    Well, of course, without actually seeing the floor and testing it first, I can't tell you for sure what to do, but on average, you can go to your local supply store and get a "good" stripper and strip it without much trouble. It's not the stripper that really matters ... it's the wax you use that is important. I don't recommend using your spinner tool and cleaning machine to rinse with. Yes, the tool will clog up on occasion while doing this, but that's not really the major problem with it. It just takes the floor longer to dry when using a TM and a spinner, plus it takes more time, believe it or not. I recommend using a wet/dry vac. to suck up the solution and then a final rinse mopping instead.

 

 

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